The LeadingAge Center for Aging Services Technologies on Thursday introduced its first-ever toolkit devoted to safety technology — specifically, technology to detect or prevent falls — for use in senior living and care environments.
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A Wisconsin senior living operator is piloting a program it hopes other providers ultimately will be able to replicate to address workforce shortages across the country.
Facebook violates the Fair Housing Act by allowing landlords to use its advertising platform to engage in housing discrimination, including not showing ads to Facebook users who have expressed an interest in a “mobility scooter” or in “accessibility,” the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development said in a formal complaint filed Friday.
Provider groups are cheering Monday’s passage by the House of Representatives of a bill that would reauthorize federal health professions workforce programs, including education and training in geriatrics.
Independent lining administrators in CCRCs saw an average pay increase of 1.43% in 2018, according to the “Continuing Care Retirement Community Salary & Benefits Report 2018-2019” issued by the Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service.
Memory care unit managers in continuing care retirement communities, also known as life plan communities, saw an average pay increase of 2.75% in 2018, according to the “Continuing Care Retirement Community Salary & Benefits Report 2018-2019” issued by the Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service.
Pay for directors of assisted living/personal care who work in continuing care retirement communities averaged $73,938 in 2018, according to the “Continuing Care Retirement Community Salary & Benefits Report 2018-2019” issued by the Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service.
The American Health Care Association / National Center for Assisted Living, LeadingAge and 72 other national organizations, in a June 28 letter, urged Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar to begin “immediate and effective implementation” of the Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act.
The merger of one of the country’s largest senior living and care organizations with one of the country’s largest healthcare systems will have a “ripple effect” throughout the sector, according to one industry expert.
Draft legislation to create a federal program within Medicare to support those with substantial long-term care costs when they need care “is a promising start toward effective solutions,” LeadingAge President and CEO Katie Smith Sloan told Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. (D-NJ), in technical comments submitted June 15. Other groups shared their thoughts as well.
More than half of older adults in a recent poll said they would be comfortable using a live video service such as Skype for a medication consultation or for ongoing management of a chronic condition, although they had concerns related to use of the technology.
Bipartisan legislation introduced in the Senate aims to increase the number of geriatric health professionals and direct service workers to support the aging population in the United States.
Advocates for aging services and affordable housing said they are pleased that a House Appropriations subcommittee bill exceeds the administration’s fiscal year 2019 request for Housing and Urban Development funding. More is needed, however, they say.
Some assisted living community operators understandably were concerned in February after the Government Accountability Office released a report about federal oversight of assisted living services offered to Medicaid beneficiaries. Those who look beyond the comments of lawmakers and senior advocates, however, will see that the industry is not the target of the report.
Proposed legislation to create a federal program within Medicare to support those with substantial long-term care costs when they need care is drawing support from senior living industry groups.
The Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Housing and Urban should include the Department of Agriculture in collaborations involving housing and health services for older adults living in affordable seniors housing and other settings, the Government Accountability Office recommended Thursday in a new report.
Rent reforms proposed Wednesday by Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson “would immediately impact seniors” living in subsidized housing if passed, despite assertions to the contrary by federal officials, LeadingAge Vice President of Housing Policy Linda Couch tells McKnight’s Senior Living.
Chronic care management via telehealth and remote monitoring, service coordination in affordable housing, and long-term care financing are some of the new directions that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services should explore through its Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, according to feedback from providers and associations.
LeadingAge and National Church Residences were among 164 national organizations recently sending a letter urging the Department of Housing and Urban Development to keep creating “inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination” in its mission statement.